Thursday, November 23, 2006

MOA Galleria - Hillsdale Shopping Center

San Mateo, California - March 18, 1962

The striking "Red Cat" sculpture at Hillsdale Shopping Center, created by California-based Italian American sculptor, Benny Bufano. Some of his other works at Hillsdale can be seen in the Shopping Can Be Fun video I shared a while back.

I also noticed that there are some circus cages in the background, so I'm assuming the shopping center was hosting some wild animals at the time. Besides the shoppers.

More Hillsdale Shopping Center: 1, 2, 3

(Study image courtesy of the PBase gallery of Chris Utter)

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Blogger Scott Parsons said...

Awww. The red kitty is still in the mall. It's one of the few sculptures that isn't black. Mall art is so underused anymore. To me, it gives the mall some character.

Sun Nov 26, 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This is outstanding! I grew up one block behind this mall. I love the photos. Will be checking back for more.

Sun Dec 06, 01:17:00 PM  

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